Kelly M. Ellis
Base Camp Director
Kelly, an alumni of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is the former director of operations and services for the J.O.Y. Youth Center.
She excelled in the education program at Cornerstone as an English major with a minor in Spanish. Her instruction included Christian education and extensive literacy classes.
She has 21 years of urban ministry experience that includes program development, Bible teaching, volunteer recruitment and facilities management. She is currently pursuing an MA in Ministry Leadership from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
In addition, Kelly has served as the director of children's ministries at Tallmadge Community Church, in Grand Rapids, and Solomon's Porch Church in Jenison.
Her deep passion to minister to the needs of urban youth has earned her the love of hundreds of kids and the respect of area schools.